Associate Professor, UA Astronomy
Associate Astronomer, Steward Observatory
Areas of Interest: Galactic Astronomy, Star Formation, Extragalactic Astronomy, Astrochemistry, Astrobiology
Dr. Shirley works on a variety of projects studying low-mass and high-mass star formation, the interstellar medium, and chemical evolution within our galaxy and nearby galaxies by combining observations with radiative transfer modeling. He specializes in radio and infrared imaging and spectroscopy utilizing single-dish radio telescopes, interferometers, and space-based observatories.